Chicago Haunts - Hybrid/In-person
About this event
Ursula Bielski is the founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc. the leader of our Chicago Ghost Tour Team, and the host of PBS' "The Hauntings of Chicago" (WYCC). An historian, author, and parapsychologist, she has been writing and lecturing about Chicago's supernatural folklore and the paranormal for almost three decades and is recognized as the leading authority on the Chicago region's ghostlore and cemetery history. Ursula is the author of twelve popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects including the Chicago Haunts series and Graveyards of Chicago.
Ursula has been on a ton of TV shows, including "Ghost Adventures" and "The Maury Show" (NOT a baby daddy episode). She also edits children's books on the paranormal for Bearport Publishing in New York and teaches courses in Paranormal Studies for Chicago's Harper College. Ursula received her Bachelors degree in history from Benedictine University and a Masters in American cultural and intellectual history from Northeastern Illinois University. Ursula loves recording the voices of the dead, listening to her weather radio, singing sacred music, making German and Polish dishes from her mom's old recipe binders, and watching horse racing, Downton Abbey and Jamie Oliver cooking shows. She is also a hypnosis practitioner with a YouTube channel, www.magicwordshyhpnosis.com , and loves helping people feel better through hypnosis. Ursula grew up in a haunted house in Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood and first learned about Chicago's ghost stories from her police officer dad, who once shot at a ghost in their house with his service revolver.